(April 11, 2016)--As we have discussed many times on this site Bryson DeChambeau will be making his professional debut at this week's RBC Heritage. DeChambeau will be appearing via a sponsor exemption.
“Well next week is Hilton Head and I go professional then and I look forward to hopefully making a check," Bryson DeChambeau said during yesterday's Green Jacket ceremony.
DeChambeau is one of the more talked about amateurs in recent memory and he only increased the anticipation surrounding his professional debut with his play at the Masters. The 22-year-old from Clovis, CA was within one-shot of the lead after 35-holes of play before triple-bogeying the 18th on Friday. DeChambeau (T21) went onto finish the Masters at 5-over-par following rounds of 72-72-77-72 winning the Silver Cup.
Receiving a little less fanfare worldwide is the news that Romain Langasque will turn professional as well. Langasque considered turning pro previously but decided to wait until after his Masters appearance. The 20-year-old Frenchman will now join the European Challenge Tour and play next week in the Red Sea Egyptian Challenge.
Langasque finished his first Masters in a flurry, shooting a final round 4-under-par 68 to finish T39 at 10-over-par for the tournament. The final round began mundane enough for Langasque but he kicked things up a notch on the back side with a 5-under-par 31. His 31 matched the lowest amateur back nine score in tournament history.
“It was amazing,” said Langasque to the gathered media after his round. "I learned a lot because the course was really tough. I learned from Bernhard Langer as I hit the ball longer than him, but you just have to be patient on a big course like that one, just do your best every shot and you have to have a good strategy and play your golf."
Once Langasque arrives on the European Challenge Tour he will be attempting to earn enough points in the 2016 Road to Oman Rankings to earn his European Tour card. Langasque is already off to a good start after finishing second in the season opening Barclays Kenya Open. The top-15 players in the Road to Oman Rankings will earn their 2017 cards.
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